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#21 Post by flight50 » 14 Jun 2019 18:36

I will buy them all as well. Just as many of us on here will. But to a degree, there has to be better logic behind states that come next. Majority of people don't like the corridor driving. If that is a major concern for people right now that will alter sales for some. People want to have more spread out options and not linear options. I altered the way I deliver loads because of corridor driving. As much as I love ATS, I got burned out on corridor driving and actually abandoned ATS for about 10 months in favor of ETS2. This was back when there was only the base map. I didn't return back to ATS until NM released. If newcomers see a hockey stick map, there are less likely to buy into ATS when you look at how ETS2 spreads out.

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#22 Post by interstate trav » 14 Jun 2019 19:24

I’d like to see after Utah, Idaho Colorado then Montana and Texas

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#23 Post by flight50 » 14 Jun 2019 20:38

You skipping Wyoming interstate trav? Going around it from Montana/Colorado would be awkward.

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#24 Post by interstate trav » 14 Jun 2019 22:43

Flight50 your right and I agree that Wyoming needs to be out 8n before Texas.

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Re: Idaho Discussion

#25 Post by maskmcgee » 15 Jun 2019 13:20

I marked these cities based on geographic relevance without regard for number (I only counted after I did them all)- with 17/18 eventually in Washington I don't think 20+ is out of the question for Idaho, but probably not quite the 30 I marked. The ones that would probably be cut would be: Plummer, Moscow, Kooskia, New Plymouth, Shoshone, and Nampa & Idaho City (both suburbs of Boisie), leaving 23.

Because it's too big, I split it:
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#26 Post by flight50 » 15 Jun 2019 14:20

That's to many for Idaho. More than likely a dozen marked but no more than 15 for sure. Idaho is not a busy nor highly populated state to warrant that map. That map doesn't take in account the 1:20 scale very well imo. Too many many towns and too many roads that are too close. You pretty much just mapped all of Idaho.

Locks: Boise, Twin Falls, Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Lewiston (if not with Washington) and Coeur d' Alene
Scenic/possible marked: Bonners Ferry (only if US-2) continues, Moscow, Grangeville, Salmon and Dubois.
Scenic only: Arco, Challis, Fairfield, Mountain Home

We don't need much in Idaho. You have to anticipate the roads first, cities second. Roads that will more than likely make it are I-84, I-15, US-95, US-93, US-2. Any other roads are bonuses but Idaho being what it is, I don't see the mapping team burning a lot of time on Idaho honestly. It will not get as detailed as Washington because there just isn't that type of detail there. Perhaps the cities along I-84 and I-15 and Coeur d' Alene but they aren't remotely as large a Portland, Seattle or even Albuquerque. None of these cities are even in the top 50 largest US cities. Boise comes in at 97. I live in a suburb of Dallas, Tx and even my town comes in at 93 ahead of Idaho's largest city which is also the state capitol.

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#27 Post by fra_ba » 15 Jun 2019 14:30

I agree with fligh50! Probably 15-16 cities to justify the price (which I think will be the same as Washington)! But there are couple of cities that imo will have a chance to be in like Montpelier and island Park!
Regarding I 90 I do not think we get any other cities beside Coeur dalene!

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#28 Post by angrybirdseller » 15 Jun 2019 14:33

I Idaho say should have 6-8 cities at most and the rest scenery towns. Wyoming should be 4-6 cities with Montana 8-10 cities.

I’m sorry Indiana or Alabama should have more cities than Idaho to make you feel population density further east.

Boise should get some detail may another couple cities but not near the amount of Washington or Utah will get.

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Re: Idaho Discussion

#29 Post by fra_ba » 15 Jun 2019 14:39

You're kidding! Right??
Evanston Rock springs Rawlins Laramie Cheyenne Casper Gillette Sheridan Douglas New Castle Riverton Jackson Cody!!

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#30 Post by flight50 » 15 Jun 2019 14:47

Wyoming is the least populated state in the US but fra_ba's cities does sound more feasible honestly as far as mapped. Wyoming is squared and the road network is more spread out and not compact like Idaho. But Wyoming will be similar to Nevada I bet. I'd give Wyoming 10-12 cities myself.

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